Ultimate Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

Ingredients :

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large shallots finely chopped
4 cloves garlic grated or minced
6 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon dry Italian herbs powder in a mortar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg freshly ground
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
4 cups cooked chicken chopped from a rotisserie chicken
3-½ cups shredded Mozzarella cheese reserve ½ cup
3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
16 oz dry lasagna noodles 16 oz.
3 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped

Instructions :

Preheat the oven to 425°F and adjust the rack to the center position. Coat a 9×13-inch baking pan with non-stick oil spray, reserve.
Set a large skillet over medium heat and swirl 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over the bottom. Add the shallots to the skillet and sauté, stirring frequently, until they begin to soften. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
Add the butter and when it has melted, sprinkle the flour over the mixture cook, stirring often, about 2-3 minutes.
Slowly, pour in the cream and milk, whisking until blended. Whisk in the Italian herbs, garlic powder and black pepper. Cook until the sauce has thickened.
Stir in the Parmesan cheese and grate the nutmeg in, stir to combine. Cover the sauce and set aside.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat, add the pasta and cook until tested to al-dente. Do not over cook. Drain the noodles in a colander and place on a plate.
To Assemble the Lasagna
Note: There will be 3 layers to the lasagna. Begin with ¼ of the sauce and ending with ¼ of the sauce and topped with Mozzarella cheese.
Add ¼ of the sauce to the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Place 4 lasagna noodles, slightly overlapping, on the sauce. Add 1 cup of the Mozzarella, ⅓ of the chicken, 1 tablespoon of the thyme and ¼ of the sauce.
Repeat the layers two more times, lasagna, Mozzarella, chicken, thyme, ¼ of the sauce, endi
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